There he was bold as brass

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick_a_dee, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

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    ...WALKING UP MY DRIVEWAY middle of the day there was a huge raccoon walking up the driveway!

    Geez...the farm is going into lockdown now, whenever we're not home the hens get locked up, the cat food goes away, etc. We dont have a gun but we're getting a paintball gun asap to at least try and scare him or SOMETHING. I don't want to relocate because I know the massive cons of it and we have no other way to kill it.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Time to purchase a weapon for dispatching.
     
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

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    Quote:Yeah we'd have to get a gun licence and take some shooting lessons... not in the budget right now! but preventative measures until we can get a gun is it.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Paintball guns are not much of a deterrent. He will simply show up while you are sleeping.
    Try a live trap and a garbage can full of water. Problem solved.
     
  5. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

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    Quote:I had considered that but I wasn't sure if anyone else did it lol...havahart it is and a garbage bin with water.
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Are you talking about drowning him? That's disgusting...it would be nicer to slit his throat (and faster for him).
     
  7. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

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    Thats if you want to hold him...raccoons can carry rabies easily and other nasties.
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    yes, it would be nicer to slit his throat, but not worth the trip the emergency room that would be necessary if you tried it.
     
  9. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

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    I was just thinking of live trapping him and getting a neighbour to shoot him. He's not a small coon and he's getting worse...frequenting more and now during the day.
     
  10. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

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    However you dispose of it, don't open the trap to do so.

    Ed: Yes neighbor with a gun. Very good.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009

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